5 Books Recommendations from Margaret Atwood

5 Books Recommendations from Margaret Atwood

Hailed as the Prophet of Dystopia in a recent New Yorker article, Margaret Atwood has been scaring audiences with fearful visions of the future for decades. The recent adaptation of her best-selling The Handmaid’s Tale is currently sitting at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, gaining nothing but high praise. This is because of Atwood’s creative critique and superb story crafting. Her bibliography includes multiple bestsellers and prestige award winnings such as the Booker and Governor General’s Award. Here are five of her favorite books:    Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte   Bronte’s novel left an impression on the teenage Atwood. She claimed that …

Get Ready for the Longest Ever ‘Games of Thrones’ Episode

Get Ready for the Longest Ever ‘Games of Thrones’ Episode

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  Bad News: There are only two more seasons of Game of Thrones and they are both only eight episodes long.  Courtesy of GIPHY    But there is good news: The last two episodes of the new season will be 71 and 81 minutes. That means the last episode will basically be a movie. Image courtesy of GIPHY   The previous longest episode was the season six finale that ran for 69 minutes. It is easily one of the greatest episodes of Game of Thrones and (in my totally unbiased opinion) television history. The drastic events left every viewer with their …

Once Lost, Anthony Burgess’s Slang Dictionary is Re-Discovered

Once Lost, Anthony Burgess’s Slang Dictionary is Re-Discovered

  Anyone who has read A Clockwork Orange has been struck by the language Burgess created and interspersed with English throughout the novel. The author was fascinated by other forms of language and started writing a slang dictionary for Penguin over 50 years ago but the book was never finished and all drafts were believed to be lost until a recent discovery. Hidden at the bottom of a box of household items, the International Anthony Burgess Foundation found smalls slips of paper with words for the dictionary defined- 153 for letter A, 700 for letter B, and 33 for letter Z.    When …

We Can’t Wait to Read ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ the Graphic Novel

We Can’t Wait to Read ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ the Graphic Novel

Still gaining new fans half a century after being released, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is now being made into a graphic novel. The novel is still highly relevant and a new generation of readers can certainly learn from the mistakes made in Maycomb, Alabama. It was just announced that Fred Fordham will be reimagining the classic novel with his art. He already has experience creating  graphic novels with other authors’ script after working on Philip Pullman’s The Adventure of John Blake: The Ghost Ship. The new novel has been approved by the Lee estate and will be released by HarperCollins …

This ‘Game of Thrones’ Lego Set is Spot-On

This ‘Game of Thrones’ Lego Set is Spot-On

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Legos and Game of Thrones have one thing in common: Fans fawn hard over each. As of right now, there are no Game of Thrones Lego sets. Youtuber Tusserte decided to change all that, thus creating a GoT  Lego set from scratch. Through meticulously watching the series and behind-the-scenes videos, he was able to create a replica of the Red Keep. His dedication to creating the perfect carbon copy includes all the changing features as the season’s change.   His commitment to recreating the set totally paid off when you see how little of a difference there is between the set and his creation:   Courtesy of …